At the fight to be the dominant video-sharing app, Twitter weighed in heavy with Vine, but App.net signaled its intention to keep fighting today with the app Climber, designed for its subscription-based social network.
Google will now allow users to sign in to third-party apps using their Google+ log-in, the company said today.
For the third consecutive Friday afternoon, a major tech company has revealed that it was hacked. Today, it was Microsoft’s turn.
System Ready today launched FaceSaver, an iOS app that filters through the user’s shared material in search of potentially inappropriate content and allows them to delete it.
Snapchat, an app that sends texts and photos that disappear after a specified time, has added video messaging to its Android app in an update released today.
Few facts, but many assumptions, have emerged since Facebook revealed on Friday that it had been hacked. SocialTimes asked Facebook for further details, but was pointed to the same blog post we’d already reported on. So we’ve scoured the news reports to see what’s in them. Sadly the facts are few: Both Facebook and Apple claim staff laptops were infected by visiting a site on mobile development. The malware argeted Java plug-ins running in the browser.
With its release last week of a mobile app for iOS, the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter edged a bit further into the social arena.
Bitcasa cloud storage service emerged from beta today and launched an iOS app. The company promises quick access to infinite storage from mobile and desktop devices. It launched a public beta in June, but was not available for iOS.
Path, a mobile-only social network that bills itself as a more private alternative to Facebook, is facing new allegations that it breaches user privacy on the same day that it paid a fine for privacy-related violations discovered in February 2012.
Björk wants to make her Biophilia app, which provides educational multimedia experiences about science and sound, available on platforms in addition to iOS, and she has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the work.